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Juror Misconduct Warrants New Trial In Birth Injury Suit

I was trying a Georgia med-mal case involving an infant with injuries caused by hydrocephaly when a juror brought a medical textbook into the jury room on the first day of trial. The Court discharged that juror the day it happened. This Tennessee case is like that except nobody noticed until it was too late.

… one juror had gone home, looked up the warnings on his EpiPen, and brought that information to deliberations. The trial court first granted, then on reconsideration denied, the motion, prompting the appeal.

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